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Youth Robotics Teams Inspire Record Crowds at FIRST Championship in Houston

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April 21, 2019

This week more than 15000 students from around the world traveled to Houston putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual iFIRSTi Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated held at the George R Brown Convention Center Minute Maid Park and Discovery Green pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p The fourday Houston event attended by more than 33000 people came down to a heartpounding conclusion Saturday night in front of thousands of cheering fans at Minute Maid Park when teams competed in match finals for the a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Frobotics2Ffrcampesheet51972337ampnewsitemid20190420005006amplanenUSampanchorFIRSTC2AERoboticsCompetitionampindex1ampmd509fc567990d2b8a464272d91d4b8b616 relnofollowiFIRSTi Robotics Competitiona and a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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children We must build our children for the future li li classbwlistitemmargb Don Bossi president of iFIRSTi addressed iFIRSTi supporters Throughout each of our four programs iFIRSTi teams get handson experience with modern engineering equipment and technologies but they also take on public speaking leadership problemsolving and collaboration challenges that build core skills and confidence Thanks to all of you iFIRSTi is providing a transformative experience for our young people across all population groups li li classbwlistitemmargb Jim Bridenstine administrator of NASA addressed students Saturday night 30 years of iFIRSTi robotics it gets more impressive every year In November I had the opportunity to go out to NASA Jet Propulsion Center in California Many were graduates of the iFIRSTi robotics program They were alumni Think about this 10 years ago they were in your seat Ten years from now where will you be What will you discover li ul p Among the participants many earned honors for design excellence competitive play research business plans website design and teamwork A notforprofit organization founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen iFIRSTi For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology inspires innovation and leadership in young people through engaging teambased robotics challenges p p In Houston more than 700 robotics teams from 40 countries competed and exhibited in the four iFIRSTi programs including a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Frobotics2Ffllampesheet51972337ampnewsitemid20190420005006amplanenUSampanchorFIRSTC2AELEGOC2AELeagueampindex3ampmd54ad63b61393c315651fc034a86ef1e6f relnofollowiFIRSTi LEGO Leaguea ages 9 to 16 varies by country iFIRSTi Tech Challenge ages 12 to 18 and iFIRSTi Robotics Competition ages 14 to 18 In addition to the highenergy robotics matches 60 teams participated in the a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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